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Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Sleep Medicine
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry
Jacksonville, FL USA

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX USA

Internship - Evanston Hospital
Preliminary Internal Medicine
Evanston, IL USA

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario,


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Winnie Pao, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/18/2022, Dr. Pao has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Pao as my physician for brain health. She ordered all of the tests necessary to make an diagnosis accurate. During the appointment, Dr. Pao took her time explaining what the studies found, while showing the images from various scans. I did not feel as though she was in a hurry to complete the appointment with me. I am glad I met Dr. Pao.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Everything was done is a kind and professional manner. Yes, I would recommend this department and Dr. Pao.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

The doctor said staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and professional!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022


Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Having experienced trouble with visual conf. We emailed and requested a phone conf. Dr Pao very graciously called us and the conference went WELL Dr Pao is a very caring and concerned about her patients

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Pao was very friendly and polite I was very comfortable being her patient.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Excellent experience. Dr Pao was wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Pao an excellent and very caring Neurologist. My husband who assists me because of my medical needs agrees 100%.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Pao is excellent, but video visit with any MD, PA, NP, or other medical professional is not as satisfying as an in person visit for many concrete reasons.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Pao was excellent

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